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Are trees made of sugar?

Duration: 02:28

WEB EXCLUSIVE: In just a few easy steps Jem explains how trees are, essentially, made of sugar.

Note: Strictly speaking, the term carbohydrate refers to all sugars and chains of sugars. But in common language we often distinguish simple ‘sugars’ like glucose and sucrose, from longer chain ‘carbohydrates’ like starch.

Available since: Thu 14 Mar 2013

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Bang Goes the Theory Series 7, Episode 3

3/8 The team put sugar on trial, investigating whether it deserves its bad health reputation.

First broadcast: 18 Mar 2013

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